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Very short on time... last night was great. The finale of the October Crackerboots residency - with Peter Cooper opening accompanied by Tom Jutz. I love Peter Cooper's songs so much, plus he closed with "Boulder to Birmingham" by Emmylou Harris and Bill Danoff, which I love.
Great show for the late show - loved The Battlefield - who I last and first saw three years ago at a New Faces night at The Basement. They from L.A., and I really dig their music. And course, Don Gallardo. His songs! Man! Adam Kurtz was on pedal steel - which serves as a transition...
Tonight, among what I am sure are a ton of worth things - including some that I would really like to see, Zach Schmidt will be celebrating the release of his new album, The Day We Lost the War. There will be special guest galore - and it's free (BYOB) at imogene + willie. 7pm. SHARP! Oh yeah, the transition... Adam Kurtz will be playing this show, too.
Let's throw it back... minimal commentary due to time constraints...
"Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd
From the 1975 album of the same name. A classic for sure.
"Brand New Key" by Melanie
As heard on Double Shot "I'm Your Vehicle, Baby" show. Melanie was at Woodstock. This song became a novelty hit in the very early 70s. A sweet song...
"The Calvary Cross" by Richard and Linda Thompson
Sticking in the early years of the 1970s. This was the second track on I Want to See The Bright Lights Tonight - which was the first album featuring then married couple Richard and Linda Thompson.
"Don't It (Make Your Troubles Seem Small)" by Soul Asylum
Moving up a decade or so.. we are about all the way through our review of Made to the Broken - the second full-length album by Minneapolis rockers, Soul Asylum. 1986 was the year.
"Mean to Me" by Billie Holiday
This song was written in 1929, but this version was recorded in 1937 and features Lester Young and Teddy Wilson accompanying Lady Day...
"Don't Say I Told You So" by The Tourists
1980 was the year, Luminous Basement was the album by British band, The Tourists, which featured Annie Lennox and Dave Steward before they were Eurhythmics.
"The Tin Roof" by Minutemen
From the CD Post Mersh, Vol. 1 - originally on the second album by Minutemen, What Makes a Man Start Fires. 1983 was the year.
"I'll Do You" by Wire Train
Also from 1983, and the debut album In a Chamber by this Sam Francisco band.
"Clustering Train" by Golden Palominos (featuring Michael Stipe)
From the second album by Golden Palominosm, Visions of Excess (1985). Song written by Jody Harris, Anton Fier, and Michael Stipe.
"Yellow Days" by Frank Sinatra
And, we close this out with a song from the 1968 collaboration of Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington - called Francis A. and Edward K.